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Former GSA officials to appear before House committee, but not expected to say much

Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenas Jeff Neely, PBS region 9 commissioner, to appear. Along with Neely, PBS Deputy Commissioner David Foley and former Administrator Martha Johnson are on the witness list. The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee also is expected to hear from GSA Deputy Administrator Susan Brita, CFO Alison Doone and event planner Lisa Daniels.

Tags: management , GSA , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Senate Environment and Public Works Commitee , Congress , House , Senate , Jeff Neely , David Foley , Bob Peck , Susan Brita , John Mica , Brian Miller , Shakeup at GSA , oversight , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/16/2012, 06:00am EDT

GSA places deputy PBS Commissioner Foley on leave

David Foley, the deputy Public Buildings Service commissioner, becomes the fourth senior executive at headquarters to feel the aftershocks of the IG's scathing report on excessive spending and waste. Lawmakers have scheduled three hearings next week.

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA , David Foley , Darrell Issa , mangement , Linda Chero , Desa Sealy , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/09/2012, 07:28pm EDT

In scandal, buck stops with federal executives

Martha Johnson modeled the "ultimate in accountability" when she stepped down Monday as head of the General Services Administration in light of an Inspector General report that outlined wasteful spending at a 2010 training conference in Las Vegas. Also, two other GSA officials were fired Monday.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , GSA , management , Best Places to Work , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 09:33am EDT

Tangherlini aims to restore confidence in GSA

The new acting administrator of the General Services Administration has written to agency employees telling them not to allow the mistakes of a few affect the achievement of their goals. Tangherlini, who formerly served as the chief financial officer of the Treasury Department, said GSA will "redouble" its efforts to the core values of delivering efficient and effective services. GSA chief Martha Johnson resigned Monday and two of her top deputies were fired following the release of an inspector general's report detailing excessive spending at an October 2010 regional training conference.

Tags: Jason Miller , GSA , Public Buildings Service , Bob Peck , Stephen Leeds , Dan Tangherlini , waste, fraud and abuse , Treasury

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 04:06pm EDT

Former GSA head faults regional commissioners in spending scandal

While Martha Johnson, Stephen Leeds, and Bob Peck were let go by GSA after the release of an inspector general's report this week, former GSA Acting Administrator Jim Williams told the Federal Drive the four regional commissioners involved also deserve blame.

Tags: GSA , Jim Williams , Federal Drive , Bob Peck , Gillian Brockell , Public Buildings Service

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 01:33pm EDT

On the show today - April 3

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Jake Wiens , POGO , GSA , Tom Shoop , GovExec ,

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 01:18am EDT

Poll: Did GSA make the right decision with resignation, firings?

A report Monday from the Inspector General of the General Services Administration charged the agency with wasteful spending at a 2010 training conference in Las Vegas. As a result, GSA Administrator Martha Johnson stepped down and fired two of her deputies Robert Peck, the commissioner of the Public Buildings Service, and Stephen Leeds, Johnson's senior counselor. But was this the right decision? Take the poll!

Tags: Bob Peck , Stephen Leeds , GSA

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 11:53am EDT

GSA head Johnson resigns, two other officials fired in wake of 'over the top' conference spending

The head of the General Services Administration resigned from her post Monday and two other officials were fired amid an investigation into excessive spending at a 2010 training conference.

Tags: GSA , Richard Peck , Stephen Leeds , Dan Tangherlini , people , Jack Lew , Jack Moore

Monday - 04/02/2012, 06:12pm EDT

Agencies under new orders to recycle electronics

Agencies will have to take new steps to ensure electronics, such as computers and copiers, are reused or recycled and do not end up in landfills, according to a governmentwide bulletin the General Services Administration issued Thursday.

Tags: technology , Janet Dobbs , e-waste , GSA , National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship , green government

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 05:21pm EST

Johnson: GSA testbed of energy efficiency, savings

Host Roger Waldron is joined by Martha Johnson, administrator for the General Services Administration.
December 13, 2011(Encore presentation December 27, 2011)

Tags: GSA , sustainability , strategic sourcing , cloud computing , budget , acquisition , contracting , procurement , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 10:28pm EST
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